What We Love
- Upscale beachfront stay at the first Nordic balneological health resort, with a supersized spaStaying right by the beach in Larvik, with Oslo within driving distance
- Blissing out in the supersized spa, the largest in Scandinavia at 2,500 square metres
- Booking yoga, body-balancing and meditation classes at the brilliant on-site gym
What To Know
- The Larvik Museum and Larvik Train Station are just a 5- and 10-minute walk away respectively
- You Can arrange mediation classes and walking tours through the hotel
- Free WiFi
It’s unexpectedly cool at this futuristic property in the under-the-radar town of Larvik, on Norway’s south coast. Opened in 2009, it’s fast become a go-to spot for guests seeking a relaxed stay with beach access and top-notch pampering. And best of all, it’s within driving distance from Oslo – Norway’s easy-going capital offering endless amounts of breathtaking natural landscapes.
Farris Bas is the first Nordic balneological health resort – so, as you may expect, it’s the expansive, 27,000-sq.-ft. on-site spa that truly steals the show here. Features including a swimming pool, Turkish bath, sauna, hot tubs and a plethora of treatments ranging from couples massages to signature facials. You’ll have a chance to indulge in utter tranquillity, as you take in the gorgeous and calming views out to the sea.
When it comes to dining, Farris Bad has it covered with a signature restaurant showcasing sophisticated Norwegian-influenced fare created with locally-produced and mostly organic ingredients. There’s also a bar for cocktails and craft beers, a brilliant gym for cardio workouts and scheduled classes, and 176 guest rooms and suites assuring minimalist-inspired, contemporary decor, coupled with plenty of living space and ample mod cons.
How to Get There
Nice rooms, a littlebit small. Great breakfast, smiling staff, wonderful Spa with different kind of activities. Do not miss the aufguss's, there are different types during the day. Honey, scrub, etc. And the fresh water grotto is nice.
They also offer Hamam, but we did not do that.
In the Spa they offer a wonderful the and fruit all the day.
Nice and relaxing spa-atmosphere.
I loved the outside Jacuzzi, great even if it is cold outside.
We eat dinner at Bechs nearby. There is also a cinema nearby. You can walk to the citycenter.
The cold shower in the Spa did not work, as last time we stayed there - several months ago (!)
We had room in front of the spa-area and were waked up early sunday morning at 8'oclock hearing people talking loud in the jacuzzi. So it best to close the window...
We stayed for 24 hours and entered fully into the variety of experiences available. The room was stunning with a great view and the permission to wander about in the dressing gown and towel was strange at first - some wore this to lunch but not at dinner (although we did not).
The spa rituals were excellent - a real element of drama to enrich the experience. As Brit’s the relaxed nudity took a bit of getting used to, but we kept a stiff upper lip!
The food was great - buffet for lunch and breakfast and table service (with wine pairing) for dinner. Splendid fish.
Looking forward to finding an excuse to return.
Farris Bad is an excellent choice of hotel in Larvik. The hotel has a warm and cozy atmosphere. And very nice staff! You are welcomed on arrival and you feel well taken care of throughout your stay. The rooms are clean and beautiful, the food is amazing, especially the fish soup! The location of the hotel is fantastic, here you can fall asleep to the sound of the waves that hit the beach. Lovely!
Did not try the SPA, I guess the SPA is the strenght of this hotel ?
Hotel itself is in the middle I will say.
Location is very good, and cozy by the sea.
Room was tired, but ok.
Ok tv, fast internet and a good beed.
No waterboiler/coffee in room is always a minus.
Breakfast ok, just in the middle as a normal standard hotel breakfast.
Hotel staff ok and a heavy overpriced bar as all other hotels.
Everything as a normal hotel.
Nothing more, nothing less.
An absolutely stunning hotel. Rooms fantastic, Superior room was superior. Very spacious , complimentary wine and bubbles in the room. Spa is amazing an absolute must try. Restaurant lovely with a high standard of meals. A great experience staying here, staff very helpful and friendly.